Used 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Convertible Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Convertible
Pros & Cons
- Outstanding combination of performance and civility
- Benchmark transmissions
- Rewarding driving dynamics
- Endless customization potential
- Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out like it once did
- Road noise can be excessive
Which 911 does Edmunds recommend?
While the 911 is a consistently brilliant car all the way up to the range-topping Turbo S, the fundamental goodness of the base Carrera model is often underappreciated. We'd go with a Carrera coupe with few options. Purists will want the outstanding manual gearbox, but the PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission is exceptional, too. The Premium Package with power sport seats is a great value, and we'd add Sport Chrono and the front axle lift system.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Porsche 911 Convertible
The competence of the Carrera S spans a vast range. It expertly balances power and high-speed performance with in-town drivability and everyday use. The dual-clutch automatic gearbox is a benchmark, and its acceleration from any speed is seamless. You have to look for turbo lag to find it.
The standard-bearer of comfort among sports cars. Great seats, a firm but forgiving ride and plenty of creature comforts. Road noise with the optional wheels and tires is the sole black mark.
Loads of headroom and good forward visibility. Materials quality and driving position are excellent. Though the backseats are small, not many competitors even offer them. Limited rear visibility and a backup camera that isn't great.
The Carrera S is pretty practical for a sports car. Beyond the front trunk, the rear seat has a fold-down luggage shelf that's quite useful. The cabin has smart small-item storage solutions.
While an improvement on previous systems, the current Porsche tech interface isn't the most user-friendly on the market. Device integration and voice controls had a few hiccups during our test. Get past those quirks, though, and the system can do all of the basic tasks you'd expect.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Porsche 911 in Virginia is:$134.33 per month*